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Page 1 of 1. TEACHER’S GUIDE: Double Helix: a novel by Nancy Werlin. Double Helix | Nancy Werlin | Dial | March, | p. | $ | ISBN: Eighteen-year-old Eli discovers a shocking secret about his life and his family while working for a Nobel Prize-winning scientist whose specialty is genetic. Nancy Werlin writes YA fiction that ranges from realistic fiction to suspense to fantasy, often breaking the boundaries between genres. Her books have gathered.

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Makes science so much more interesting. However, throughout the book, they get a lot closer. For example will his dad ever tell him if he is going to get HD?

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Werlkn helix is about a boy named Eli and Eli comes from a rich to Upper class family. I was able to show her the redeeming value in this book despite the parts in it which are clearly immoral. The novel takes us to a future Eli, maybe a year later, where Eli goes to school with Dr. Our society would helid obsessed with perfection, choosing the zygote with ‘better genes’ and they would grow up more ‘endowed’ than others, causing a split in society between those with perfections, and those with imperfections.

The idea was that people from all walks of life–intelligent, thoughtful people–would discuss our dreams about what this technology might do for us.

He even forgot that he had a date with his girlfriend named viv. It was around 7th grade when I had read this novel, and although it was a bit advanced for me, the clever wordplay and diction of the author, as well as her skill of reeling me in despite not being able to understand some of it, was what set my sail for Young Adult novels to this day.


I learned a ton of new words and phrases while reading the book.

Quincy is part of Elis past in s Double helix is about a boy named Eli and Eli comes from a rich to Upper class family. In the story Doubke Samuel’s is working at a lab for a famous biologist Dr.

Weriln here for free subscription. There is a strange connection between Eli’s parents and Dr. The mystery wasn’t mysterious or compelling; the story wasn’t that well written, the characters were not likable and the plot was kind of convoluted.

Eli’s father’s silence on the subject of Wyatt has many precedents within Eli’s home.

Discover what to read next. There are a lot of questions that i want to be answered.

Double Helix was one of the best books I have wwrlin in awhile. Huntington’s Disease and making zygotes in vitro have been done for women who have problems with carrying a baby. Eighteen year old Eli Samuels has just graduated from high school and lucked into a job at Wyatt Transgenics—offered to him by Dr.

Quincy Wyatts, encoding DNA of bunnies and not having to think hlix college, but his father has heard of Quincy Wyatts, and urges Eli to stop working for him. Book Status no spoilers 18 37 Oct 25, The book starts of with a boy named Eli who is tall smart and athletic.


In a freezer, there were frozen eggs, all from Eli’s mother. When they walk into the rooms Eli sees something hrlix wishes he didn’t want to see it was a helixx were his other brother and sisters were tested and learned about.


He has some issues, but that is to be expected with his home situation. The main character Eli had many problems with his dad. Later on we find some things about Dr. This book could be used as a starting point for discussions about bioethics. The world would be full of chaos, with people thinking it’s unfair, more rules to make it fair, or gelix unfair, and more segregation. Genetic engineering may seem to be great at first when it comes into our society, but its consequencnes will be hard to deal with.

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She thought to shock me with wrlin it–that I would dislike it and find it so much worse than Twilight series because the young people actually engaged in premarital sex.

Wyatt’s supposed “niece,” that he and Kayla are the product of a highly unethical eugenics experiment. To be honest, I had trouble getting into the book because I really didn’t like Eli at first.

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Interestingly the article has a subhead that says, “New tests for Down syndrome could lead welin more abortions and less support for families. Proudly powered by WordPress. I liked this because it made the book very interesting and entertaining. This book was the first Young Adult novel I read.